Objective 5 aims to strengthen the fiscal and PFM architecture for fiscal decentralisation, in order to empower Local Government to implement the fiscal decentralisation strategy, in collaboration with central government. This links closely with outcome 2.4, which rationalises inter-governmental fiscal transfers to provide more adequate resources for Local Government.

This objective also links to the DRM strategy, which will provide direction on steps to enhance local own-source revenue collections, which is also outlined below. Other key aspects requiring reform effort include local government procurement procedures, strengthening internal audit and clarity of the roles of local PACs and regional committees in audit scrutiny, and building capacity to improve the quality and coordination of planning and budgeting for local service delivery.